Follows Lead Of Five Surrounding States With Similar Exemptions
The Wisconsin legislature has passed EAA-backed legislation that will exempt aircraft parts, service, and labor from sales taxes. Five of Wisconsin's surrounding states had already passed similar legislation, and local maintenance facilities and FBOs were feeling competitive pressure from out of state businesses looking to capitalize on their tax advantage.
New Order From Singapore-Based Low Cost Carrier For Fleet Renewal And Growth
Singapore's Tigerair has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for the purchase of up to 50 A320neo aircraft for future fleet renewal and growth. The deal covers 37 firm orders plus 13 options. The aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100 engines and will be operated by the airline across its Asia-Pacific route network.
General Mark Welsh Addresses 'Leadership Georgia' Class At Moody AFB
Air Force Chief of Staff (CSAF) Gen. Mark A. Welsh III spoke to approximately 180 members of Leadership Georgia, a group of influential state citizens and leaders, about the Air Force's contributions to national security and the innovative spirit of its Airmen at Moody Air Force Base, GA last Friday.
Launched With Dual Payload From French Guiana Saturday
An Ariane 5 rocket orbited a pair of payloads – ASTRA 5B for SES and HISPASAT’S Amazonas 4A – Saturday evening, continuing the relationships with two customers that have come to rely on Arianespace’s launch services.
MAH370 Disappearance Proves Critical Data Should Be Somewhere Other Than On The Airplane, Former DOT Official Says
In the wake of the disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370, a former Clinton U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation says that some critical data from airline flight data recorders should be transmitted to "The Cloud" ... storage servers connected to the Internet.
Expected To Be Worth $1.28 Billion Over Next Five Years
The market for ATM equipment and services in India will be worth $1.28 billion between 2015 and 2019, according to a comprehensive new study from aerospace and defense consultants PMI Media Limited. The market in India is being driven by three main factors: requirements to supply 50 new low-cost airports with navigation, communication and surveillance equipment; the equipping of new consolidated en-route centers and the introduction of next-generation systems such as ADS-B and precision satellite-based navigation concepts.
Will Highlight Its Footprint And Adapted Helicopter Range In Latin America
Airbus Helicopters will display its adapted product line-up at next week’s FIDAE International Air and Space Fair, featuring rotorcraft flown by a cross-section of Latin American operators to underscore the company’s position in this portion of the world.
Beginning At FIDAE Air Show, Tour Includes Stops In The Caribbean
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that its technologically advanced Q400 NextGen regional airliner departs this weekend on a three-week, multi-country demonstration tour of the Latin American region, including planned stops in Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Panama and Mexico. The tour will also include stops in the Caribbean – the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas.
Also: EAA Members Write Congress, AVW: Formation Clinic, GA Legislature Supports Tax Exemption, FAA 8130.2H Troubles
When the FAA required EAA to sign a contract to pay for air traffic control services for AirVenture 2013, it opened up a can of worms. EAA paid the price and then filed a petition in court arguing that the FAA has no legal right to charge for ATC services without clear Congressional authorization. However, EAA was facing the reality for AirVenture 2014 that air traffic services might not be provided at all if the matter remained unsettled in the courts. To resolve the issue and guaranteed air traffic services for AirVenture 2014, EAA wit
Adds Models To Previous AD For Engines With Superior Air Parts, Inc. (SAP) Cylinder Assemblies Installed
The FAA posted a notice in the federal register late last week that it is superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2009-16-03 for certain Continental Motors, Inc. (CMI) IO-520, TSIO-520, and IO-550 series reciprocating engines, with certain SAP replacement parts manufacturer approval (PMA) investment cast cylinder assemblies installed.
Former Chair Of The House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee Says Agreement 'Best Course Of Action'
In a statement following the announcement of an agreement reached between the FAA and the EAA on reimbursement for ATC services at AirVenture in Oshkosh, U.S. Representative Tom Petri (R-WI), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, says that he is generally supportive of the agreement.
Cessna has announced an upgrade program for the company’s successful Citation CJ2+ business jet. The new Alpine Edition CJ2+ modification package from Cessna includes the installation of a Garmin G3000 avionics suite—making the jet compliant with Next Generation (NextGen) requirements.
Splash In, Mustang Events Will Precede Closure As A Public Attraction
Fantasy of Flight in central Florida will be closing its doors to the public April 6th, but the aviation-themed attraction has two final events planned as something of a last hurrah; the Sun 'n Fun Splash-In on April 3 and the Mustangs & Mustangs showcase on April 5.
Neither Person On Board The Airplane Was Seriously Injured
A Fantasy SRO Air Allegro 2000 went down Sunday morning just inside the border of the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, NC, but neither of the two people on board the airplane was seriously injured.
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